Top Mickey Rourke Performances

This list is completely subjective and its meant to list Mickey Rourke's Best Performances not necessarily his Best Movies !!!
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1.
The Wrestler (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle. (109 mins.)
“ Probably Mickey's most well known performance that brought him back to the mainstream ” - MoviesGalore44
 
2.
Angel Heart (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Harry Angel is a private investigator. He is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer called Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn. (113 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ Completely insanity of a movie !!! ” - MoviesGalore44
 
3.
Sin City (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption. (124 mins.)
“ His big comeback role that supposedly got him back on the Hollywood map ” - MoviesGalore44
 
4.
Rumble Fish (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on. (94 mins.)
“ One of Coppolas films about a couple of brothers involved in street violence. ” - MoviesGalore44
 
5.
9½ Weeks (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A woman gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated. (117 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
“ Mickey stars with Kim Bassinger in this 80's style erotic film ” - MoviesGalore44
 
6.
The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Charlie and his troublesome cousin Paulie decide to steal $150000 in order to back a "sure thing" race horse that Paulie has inside information on... (121 mins.)
“ Mickey and Eric Roberts light up the screen in this early 80's New York city classic ” - MoviesGalore44
 
7.
Barfly (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Based on the life of successful poet Charles Bukowski and his exploits in Hollywood during the 60s, 70s, and 80s. (100 mins.)
“ Mickey gets lost in this role as an alcoholic writer ” - MoviesGalore44
 
8.
Body Heat (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman persuades her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband. (113 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
“ Pretty much his first big role .....Excellent !!! ” - MoviesGalore44
 
9.
Diner (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A group of college-age buddies struggle with their imminent passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore. (110 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ A story set in Baltimore in the 50's where a young group of guys are trying to figure out the game of life in this coming of age tale. Mickey's character is very memorable ” - MoviesGalore44
 
10.
Animal Factory (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor. (94 mins.)
Director: Steve Buscemi
“ Mickey as a Trangender. What more can I say hahahaha ” - MoviesGalore44
 
11.
Year of the Dragon (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A police detective cracks down on organized crime in Chinatown after the murders of Triad and Mafia leaders. (134 mins.)
Director: Michael Cimino
 
12.
White Sands (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A small southwestern town sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and $500,000. He impersonates... (101 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
 
13.
Homeboy (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A simple self-destructive drifter and tough small-time boxer with a brain injury that could kill him meets and falls for a cute beach carnival owner, Ruby, but also befriends a sleazy friendly criminal, Wesley, who's planing a big score. (116 mins.)
Director: Michael Seresin
“ Even though this film did not do well in the box office both Mickey and Chris Walken are very good in this story of a washed up boxer ” - MoviesGalore44
 
14.
Johnny Handsome (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Johnny Handsome is a deformed gangster who plans a successful robbery with a friend of his, Mikey Chalmette... (94 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
15.
A Prayer for the Dying (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Martin, an IRA hitman, is seen by a catholic priest while carrying out a hit. He grows a bond with the priest and his niece. But his past and his former employers put all their lives in danger. (107 mins.)
Director: Mike Hodges
 
16.
The Pledge (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A retiring police chief pledges to catch the killer of a young child. (124 mins.)
Director: Sean Penn
“ even though only a small role Mickey captures the pain of the character very well in this film ” - MoviesGalore44
 
17.
Bullet (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Butch "Bullet" Stein is a Jewish junkie from the mean streets of Brooklyn, is paroled after eight years in prison... (96 mins.)
Director: Julien Temple
“ A very under the radar Mickey Rourke performance ” - MoviesGalore44
 
18.
Francesco (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Docudrama about the life of St-Francis of Assisi (157 mins.)
Director: Liliana Cavani
“ a movie many have not seen. If anyone that is a Mickey Rourke fan gets a chance give it a watch ” - MoviesGalore44
 
19.
The Rainmaker (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An underdog lawyer takes on a fraudulent Insurance company. (135 mins.)
“ very good film ....excellent performance by " The Mick " ” - MoviesGalore44
 
20.
Spun (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A drug dealer introduces one of his customers, a 'speed freak', to the man who runs the meth lab. A crazy three-day adventure ensues. (101 mins.)
Director: Jonas Åkerlund
“ Also not a movie I cared for but Mickey was very good in this small role. The reason I kept this off was due to the fact Mick has said this is his least favorite role ” - MoviesGalore44
 
21.
Domino (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A recounting of Domino Harvey's life story. The daughter of actor Laurence Harvey turned away from her career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter. (127 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ Not at all my favorite movie. But it is hard to deny how good Mickey is in this ” - MoviesGalore44
 
22.
Killshot (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an "incident". Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced hit man and a psychopathic young upstart killer. The ensuing struggle will test Carmen to the limit. (95 mins.)
Director: John Madden
“ Mikey plays a half Indian hitman.....what else could a fan want ? ” - MoviesGalore44